What does Netanyahu’s Indictment Mean for Palestinians?

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of IsraelSource: ABC News Contemporary journalism often fails to lift up the voices and tell the stories of the individuals being impacted by large-scale political or economic situations. This past week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment based on charges of bribery, breach of trust, and fraud received widespread mainstream media coverage.... Continue Reading →

American Media Need to Globalize

American nationalism has dictated the way Americans view the world for decades, and this nationalism is reflected in our media. Americans are infamous for our lack of global knowledge and understanding, and this sheltered viewpoint is exacerbated by the way American media outlets cover international topics. Foreign topics are rarely covered in American media unless... Continue Reading →

Pete Buttigieg’s “Straight-Passing” Privilege

Source: Forbes Magazine Many have questioned Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s qualifications to be the President of the United States, including some of his fellow Democratic candidates. I recently say a New York Times op-ed titled “Why Pete Buttigieg Annoys His Democratic Rivals” exploring how many find Buttigieg to be irritating and difficult to take seriously considering... Continue Reading →

The Assimilation of Ellen DeGeneres

(Image source) If you’ve been on social media within the past few days, you have probably seen that now infamous photo of Ellen DeGeneres sitting with former U.S. President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers football game. While many are applauding Ellen for demonstrating friendly bipartisanship, personally I feel like... Continue Reading →

Populism, Likeability and “Celebrity Politics”

Last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch titled “DNC Town Hall” which featured parodies of the 2020 Democratic candidates, and all of their portrayals seemed to have one thing in common. From Kamala’s (Maya Rudolph) now famous “that little girl was me” line to Beto O’Rourke’s (Alex Moffat) demonstration of his “8th... Continue Reading →

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